Emmerdale's Tom left fearful after new Belle decision

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale's Tom King fears that he's losing control of his wife Belle next week.

The villain worries about the implications when Belle reaches out to Lydia Dingle for support.

Emmerdale has launched a new chapter of Belle's emotional story, as Tom is now trying to falsely paint her as abusive and controlling.

Tom lied about Belle during a doctors appointment with Liam Cavanagh this week, after promising his wife that he'd seek help for his violent and abusive behaviour.

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In the coming days, Tom's scheming escalates as he goads Belle into pushing him over in the street, which is witnessed by some of the other villagers.

Tom then meddles with Belle's medication and she's admitted to a Mental Health Crisis Assessment Centre.

In follow-on scenes next week, Belle remains at the Centre and she invites Lydia to come and visit her.

Tom is unsettled by the implications of this, noting that Belle has reached out to Lydia rather than him.

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Feeling frustrated and unsettled, Tom comes up with a plan to further control the situation. Will he get the outcome he wants?

Eden Taylor-Draper, who plays Belle, recently spoke about the viewer reaction to her character's ongoing storyline.

She told us: "People have reached out, which I think is a great sign that everything is resonating in some way. So many people go through this and I'm really grateful that I've been able to play out Belle's story.

"We've worked with charities and people that have gone through this and it's important that what we're portraying is real."


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Asked how she switches off after a tough day of filming, Eden replied: "I get a bath or I go for a run. I feel like the minute I finish on set, I leave the building, I try and do something active or I try to switch off.

"I love cooking and I cook every night. I feel like I'm very 'routine' in switching off."

Emmerdale airs these scenes on Monday, May 27.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in this story, organisations including Refuge (www.refuge.org.uk) and Women's Aid (www.womensaid.org.uk) can provide further support and information. The 24-hour, freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline is 0808 2000 247. The US National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or text LOVEIS to 22522.

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